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Topic: Concepts of Time
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Cheradenine Zakalwe

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Re: Concepts of Time
Posted: Jun 18, 1996 4:28 PM
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In article <>, Ramona
Brighton <> writes:
>How do you figure that hours, minutes, and seconds are logical? There are
>24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour, and 60 seconds in a minute. It
>would be far more logical to use numbers that are powers of 10, like the
>metric system.
>It's far easier for humans to calculate with those numbers.

Except that it is easier to use powers of 60 if you count in 60s, as the
Sumerians did.


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